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obama's preference to see iran's nuclear weapons program end through diplomacy. but for that to skied, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and military threat. >> reporter: barack obama defend the the international deal saturday. his obama line is to prevent iran from eye wearing a nuclear weapon. >> connor, thank you. >>> u.n. inspectors visiting a nuclear site inside iran. they were invited. it's the first time in two years they have had access to the facility. israeli. long time still unfinished reactor could still be used to make a nuclear bomb once its finished. iran said it will be for generating peaceful power only. and construction will continue on the site despite the deal reached with the united states. >>> right now, police making arrests after a big college football celebration gets -- well, look at it -- out of control. fires burning in the streets. police in riot gear. and one of the architects of the affordable care act is helping to clarify the president's promise if you like your doctor, you can keep it, or the plan that you like, you can do it. he says, you ca
facility in iran. president obama says the pursuit for the lon longstanding deal is likely to fai fail as it is to psyched. psyched -- succeed. iran is to rollback tha their enrichment of uranium that is used to build a nuclear bomb but it's also used to generate nuclear energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran for like any country to change overtime. it may not be likely. if you ask me the live life andd that we are about to arrive at the instate that i described earlier it was more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran and the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing an agreement on iran's program. the deal which lifted sanctions on iran has benefitted his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest projectproject on artist cristo. some say it will damage the eco-system. >> it's called "over the river". the arkansas in south central colorado. what cristo wants to do here is suspend hundreds of huge panels of silvery cloth nearly six miles of it in eight sections along a 42-mile stretch of the river.
iran's nuclear program and the uphill battle facing the obama administration. ever since foreign ministers closed the nuclear deal with iran, ten days ago, the obama administration has been trying to win over a skeptical congress and stave off new sanctions. today, wendy sherman, the lead u.s. negotiator in geneva, held a closed briefing today for members of the house. republican trent franks of arizona is among the lawmakers who have called the agreement a bad deal. >> seems like there's general notion that we're afraid to allow iran to question our sincerity when we should be questioning theirs. iran has given no concession of any kind for 30 years. and yet we are now taking some of our most powerful inducements off the table. >> ifill: michigan democrat dan kildee was milder in his criticism, but he said the u.s. has to proceed very carefully. >> we have to be very cautious with this state, and very skeptical and realize that the reason that we're in the position we're in right now, is that the sanctions are working, and the sanctions need to be not just seen only as a penalt
with iran. on saturday president obama said fresh sanctions might make sense if long-term deal falls through but not before that. if at the end of six months we can't make a deal, we're no worse off. in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and strengthen them. >> over in iran, president rouhani harolding the deal telling parliament the expectation of sanctions relief had already boosted his country's economy. the $7 billion in relief amounts to less than one month of iranian oil production and 7% of the $100 billion in frozen iranian assets that remain overseas. still any respite is welcome in an economy with 12% unemployment and 40% inflation. on sunday for the first time inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks were interesting. it seems like we're in the middle of what our good friend david axelrod likes to call kabuki theater, confident
, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was speaking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium, which could be used to build a nuclear bomb but also to generate nuclear energy. iran calls their program peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a six-month agreement on iran's nuke prarm. rouhani said the deal has already benefitted his country's economy. >>> remembering nelson mandela. today marks the beginning of a week of remembrance. they have a day of prayer and reflection. earlier today the mandela foundation held a service. services like
, or he's for abortion. and as far as iran, they're as liar as obama is. >> barbara from oklahoma this morning. downsizing of the military, sequestration cuts impact on. >> it was an economic message. talked about bending the cost curve, helping long term budget this country by bringing down the cost of medicare. then it became more of a about people in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is it about? about the economy? or about the morality of this country and the values of this country. problem with messages came to a head with do you want to keep your plan. you recall, he began that formulation by saying if you like your doctor, you'll be able your doctor. that quickly turned out not to obama dropped it pretty quickly and went to plan. are confusing -- it's a confusing law. and messaging is mixed cloudy and -- and not entirely undermine's really the president's ability to say trust us on this. subject.all on this dennis is waiting from hobbs, our line for independents. you're on with scott wilson of "the wash
friend bob bebl -- by bob beckel and aa tantaros. >> things like watergate, iran can extra --iran-contra. obama campaigned on trabs parent i. when you campaign on transparency you will be grade on transparency. you have got to be careful what you say when you are in an election. when you say it's going to be the most transparent administration in history you will be held to that standard. >> what about calling the president a liar. is that okay? i think so. i know bob you don't like it. i'm wondering what bob had for breakfast because i'm nodding my head. i think there is a high bar set by the president. when i worked in washington, d.c., we figured out every way to call our opponent anything but a liar. however, during this last presidential election president obama actually used the term and their staff did on his campaign. it shocked a lot of people that they went there first. now that that bar has been lowered and they are calling each other a liar, i do think it's fair. and either they are grossly incompetent or they are deceitful. either way the credibility has been lost. a
in infested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspect orders arrived in iran today. it's the first time they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for ran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, you know, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iran, the united states u.s. and five other world powers will meet this week to discuss a six-month deal to halt iran's nuclear program. the president said the deal which lifts sanctions has helped his country's economy. >>> this week on talk to al jazeera, iran's foreign minister mohammed zarif was asked if his country would
obama opened up about u.s. relations with israel during a time of tense talks over iran. we're live at the white house. >>> here it comes! >> uh-oh! >> that didn't sound good. slip and slide, right now, drivers are fighting a deadly winter storm moving across much of this country. a second storm is brewing. we're live with the forecast. >>> and remembering mandela. south africa is in the middle of a ten-day celebration of his life. we are live in johannesburg as well. we'll also take a look at madiba's influence on america's only black president. >>> plus, homecoming, the american war vet held captive in north korea lands back on u.s. soil after nearly six weeks in captivity. >>> the best option available, those are the words that president obama used just about an hour ago to defend the recent nuclear agreement with iran. the comments came during a foreign policy conversation at a washington think tank forum. nbc's kristen welker is live for us at the white house. kristen, did the president successfully sell his deal today? >> reporter: well, craig, i think that remains to be seen.
and then a vintage world war ii airplane flew overhead to break the silence. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran temporarily cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. critics suggest they are being unrealistic to think they will give up nuclear capabilities forever. >> one could imagine an ideal world where iran said we'll i dee str -- destroy every element where it's all gone, in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forward. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> well, the forum is being held by the brookings institution, which is a washington think tank. >> friday's jobs report was a shot in the arm for the fokt and some good news for a white house that hasn't had a lot of it recently. 203,000 jobs were added and one group in particular is kark in. alexandra field tells us who exactly is getting hired. >> deb, young people in particular are reaping the benefits of these better jobs numbers. since the recession,
. >> president obama says he believes chances for comprehensive nuclear agreement with iran are 50/50 at best. >> but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the y at we can resolve this issue diplomatically. >> and the president made those comments while participating in a think tank panel on saturday. >>> now to the incredible outpouring of emotion and worship in south africa today. millions of people, regardless of their race, color, or religion, unified in prayer, song, and remembrance in honor of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer and reflection marks the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today peop
. >>> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran when he spoke at a d.c. forum. it requires iran to apparently cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. the president suggests his critics are being very unrealistic if they believe that iran would suddenly give up all nuclear capabilities forever. >> one can envision an ideal world in which iran said we'll destroy every element and facility and you name it, it's all gone. i can envision a world in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forward. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> well, the forum's being held by the brookings institution which is a washington think tank. >>> well, defense secretary chuck hagel is visiting u.s. troops today. during a surprise trip to afghanistan. he also met with afghan officials to discuss a security agreement which would allow some of the nato-led troops to stay in the country past 2014. the pact still hasn't been signed by afghan president hamid karzai, but hagel said that his afghan counterpart assured hi
of the jewish people to take seriously those who speak about our annihilation. >> president obama doesn't think iran will give up it's entire nuclear program, but calls upon them to freeze the most dangerous parts of the program for six months in return for ease of sanctions. >> inspections could help gauge iran's nuclear capabilities and motives. joining us to discuss this step is former u.n. chief weapons inspector joining us from washington this morning. >> good morning, thomas. >> can you give us a better understanding first of all of this particular plant, why is it still operational and what's currently being constructed there? >> it's very important that inspectors went there a day ago. this is the first test of iran's agreement with the six powers made two weeks ago, part of which that they would put a hold on work at this plant, the reactor and heavy worker manufacturing capability. why is it important? everyone has heard about iran enriching uranium. that's one way to make an atomic bomb. the other way is to extract plutonium from fuel that has already been burnt in a reactor. not all
started, the iran--today iran has 19,000 centerfuges. so the net product of sanctions has been about 18,800 centerfuges that has been added to iran's stock of centerfuges. so sanctions have ultimaterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradic contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues, the impacts on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact, that the sanctions had an enormous impacts, and that was the driving factor in bringing iranians to the negotiating table. >> many peculiar late that if the deals succeed, washington and iran might negotiate other things. >> the goal is a transitioning governing body. certainly they haven't embraced that as the focus o geneva communique. >> what could be described as a charm offensive. he's visiting other countries, and iran insists they're trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe we, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain this spread of sectarian divide. >> nothing the foreign minister has said is new
level or saying an iran deal is distracting from obama care. what's sad is he thinks they're politically important to protect his right flank in a primary. >> ironically, they'll hurt him in the primary. >> i don't you think? >> the more you whip up the anger on the fringe of that party the more it's going to work against cornyn. he's seen as a moderate, somebody who doesn't embrace the tea party values to their satisfaction. the more he makes that the level of play, the more it will hurt him. >> he's trying to inoculate himself, see, i can be just as inflammatory as you, as unhinged as you, i am one of you. at that point -- >> republicans have been doing this for all of the cycles since the tea party came about and before. >> that's exactly right. it is a profound point. usually when you're aspiring to higher office, especially the presidency, you're rewarded for being responsible. we're in a cycle where you think the smart thing is to be irresponsible and inflammatory, that's revealing and really, really pathetic and sad and dangerous. >> he did use the right word. i think it's funny t
sherman, is now the obama administration's lead egotiator for the iran nuclear talks. in a 2001 "new york times" op-ed, ms. sherman urged president bush to cut a deal, writing that kim jong il, quote, appears ready to make landmark commitments because to ensure the survival of his regime, he has to improve the country's disastrous economy by reducing the burden of a vast missile program and opening the doors to trade. well, ms. sherman was wrong about that inner op-ed she wrote in 2001. kim jong il needed to help his economy, right about that, but she thought it meant that he was ready to get rid of his ballistic missile program and open the doors more to trade. certainly they were willing to open the doors to trade but just as she had been wrong in 1994, when she helped the clinton administration work out an amazing deal with north recap the highlights , that deal with north korea they were believed to be pursues nuclear weapons so ms. sherman was the policy coordinator for north korea volved in this process, she, madeleine albright, president clinton thought what a great thing, we will
a year or two ago. >>> president obama's former national security adviser is defending the recent deal on iran's nuclear program tom donelan says they were responsible the deal serves as a good foundation for further negotiation t. deal has been criticized by many in congress and israelis as being too soft on the regime. >>> officials say speed was a factor in the car crash that took the life of paul walker. he was a passenger. and a notorious difficult part to handle. the "fast and furious" star was leaving a charity. his father said his son had a big heart and he was proud of him every day of his life. quite a scare for passengers on board a flight from austin to phoenix. they had been advised to get a tuberculosis shot. a passenger on the plane may have been carrying the disease. paramedics boarded the airplane and told passengers they might want to get the vaccine. he adds the passenger in question was cleared to board but had his status changed while the plane was in the air. i want to show you some incredible footage of 63 women who shattered the female vertical formation sky div
itself is attracting attention in the obama administration and studied closely. >> reporter: a group of senators is working on a bill calling for more sanctions if iran doesn't live up to the deal and the white house worries that it could hurt the agreement. there is overwhelming evidence that syria's president is guilty of war crimes and the human rites chief said an inquiry found assad and senior officials authorized these actions. >> the facts point to the commission of very serious crimes and war crimes and crimes against humanity and point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state. >> reporter: investigators say the systematic nature of human rights abuses in syria point to government policy and this is the first time the u.s. has directly implicated the syrian president and more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. the u.n. says afghanistan is the world east most dangerous place for relief worker and said attacks on aid workers fripelled there and 36 have been killed and 46 injured and
in the congress. because it is in his wife's interest, i would argue, for president obama to get some stuff done. things like immigration reform, for example. maybe some farm policy successes that she can then say we started the building blocks toward this. whether it's iran, for example. so, you know, and then he sort of said, okay, give us a year and then i'll be able to tell you a little bit more, but let the president finish his work first. >> my own sense is she will run. she would still like to be president of the united states. the first woman president of the united states if her health is good. she had a blood clot in her brain not that long ago. if her health is good, she's got the strength and the stamina, paul, i believe she will run. >> i saw her last week, and i've never seen her look better. really, she looks terrific. been working out. i'm not worried about her health. i'm just, i am, if i can say in spanish, she will run. we hope and pray. >> we hope she runs. >> i hope and pray. >> here's the former president, gloria, listen to this, ryhan, listen to this as well. this is the f
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